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make palestine a state. taking the british press to task. the one comes to new laws, not everyone is on board >> we should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press. >> and mounting faster than -- melting faster than we thought. scientist say that they are rapidly disappearing. now we need to know why. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe and. the united nations has held an historic vote in which palestine has gained the status of an observer state. these are this team -- the saenz right now. it is a sign of global recognition that the palestinians were seeking. israel and the u.s. were opposed. it could delay hopes for achieving an independent palestinian state through peace talks. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said the vote was unfortunate and counterproductive. >> a landmark day in and often turbulent history. jubilant palestinians to i heard there president demand what he said was their basic right to self-determination. >> the moment has arrived for the world to see cle
of law, which is all important? -- how can egypt fulfilled a rule of law, which is all important? >> kurram burk, egypt only have one is -- remember, egypt only have one institution before the revolution, the military. what egypt is trying to do simultaneously is find leaders, build institutions, and meet the aspirations that had been billed very high during a very successful and peaceful revolution. that is not easy. it will take time to build institutions and impose the role of -- the rule of law. >> the ceasefire in gaza, will that help to win egypt friends abroad? >> i think it shows they play a special role in the middle east. and they are regaining their traditional role in the region. it is good as long as the president does not believe he can then take about -- take that and cashed in for a grant of power, which is the concern of some. >> do you think he is the leader to take them into the near future? greta i think he was -- >> i think he was elected democratically in a free and fair election. think of egypt as slowly putting in place all of the various elements of a cou
i did not see, the protesters are claiming is this -- i do not it imposes sharia law across the government. they claim it is not adequate to protect the separation of powers, to keep women in the 21st century instead of the stone age. not one person in the constitutional assembly is female. they say it does not protect it. what i am saying is, get in the game. it is time to go back to the table. i might give this advice to the congress, in our country, go back to the table and hammer it out. if both sides are dissatisfied, that means it is a good compromise. >> i wonder if we're expecting too much of a country that has had two decades of leadership. you point out the american example. it is a very fragile as well. >> of the risks are huge. morsi had two good, impressive successes last week. one of them in -- was brokering a ceasefire in gaza, which is also fragile and holding for now. the second is the effort he has made to get the imf to commit four $0.8 billion in loans with billions from the european union and maybe some money from us, depending on congress, to follow. th
is too much emphasis on islam in the draft. egyptian law should follow the principles of the islamic law, like the old constitution. and this they will protect the true nature of the egyptian family and protect morals and values, something could be used to compose islamic values. they don't like the fact that the constitution has no guaranteed equality of both men and women. as soon as there is a referendum on the constitution, he will give up his controversial powers. >> we are passing through a very short but very important phase. >> nobel prize winner says that the draft constitution should be put in a garbage can of history. and once again, the protesters are forcing noisy opposition. >> they never divided the egyptians, we have no understanding if he is the president of egypt or the of the muslim brotherhood. they can only deepen and hardened was already a danger is divide in egyptian society. >> during this turbulent time, i spoke to times editor at large. on wednesday, they join me from new york. the first collective, what do you make of him? >> is quite remarkable. tens of thousa
kate's condition. the government confirmed it will be moving quickly to pass a law ensuring that if their first child is a girl, she will definitely be third in line to the throne. she will not be passed over by any younger brother. >> the old-fashioned rules where only a boy could become the king and his oldest sister would not be allowed to, the rules will be swept aside and that is change, and updating of the rules that many people would welcome. >> alan farthing was spotted. leading the treatment. >> it is one of the worst things i have ever gone through, bar none. it puts your body through minutes you never thought you have. i felt there were times when i felt like my body had been poisoned. >> for william but most particularly for kate, these are testing days. they know there will have the support of their families, of each other, and of millions of people who they have never met. bbc news at the king edward the seventh hospital. >> the duchess of cambridge spending a second night in hospital for morning sickness. it was famously called the fast as talk of jobs in the
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